African Plant Database

Sansevieria conspicua N.E. Br.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 306 (1913)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Acaulescent herb, sub-erect to procumbent; rhizome subterranean or surface-branching, reddish or purplish; leaves 3-6, lanceolate, 22-75x5-8,1 cm, 0,2 cm thick at middle, acute, smooth, dull green above but with numerous longitudinal lines of darker green; margin brownish red, wavy, narrowly edged with white; inflorescence a spike-like raceme, 30-90 cm long, axis greyish green, suffused with dull purple marked with minute paler specks, 0,6-0,8 cm Ø; flowers 1-3 per cluster; perianth 3,5-4 cm long, tube greenish white, 0,3-0,6 cm long, lobes white, 3,2-3,4 cm long; berry globose, 0,5-0,7 cm Ø.
Ecology : Littoral forest/evergreen bushland; in crevices and earth pockets in coral; often locally common; rocky outcrops; riverine thickets; 0-1900 m alt.
  Improper identification and its subsequent acceptance in horticulture have produced much confusion about the identity of this plant (cf. Chahinian, 2005: 40).
  The distribution of this plant may extend to Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. It is also not clear whether it is perhaps conspecific with S. hyacinthoides (Fl. Zambes. 13/2: 29, 2010).
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carte afrique num 14172
Record n°14172
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